I was sitting at the computer checking my emails when through the study window I saw a red fox sauntering across the garden!
He came through the hedge from next door's field, walked across the garden, down the steps, along the drive and through the gate. He crossed the lane and went into the neighbouring field and at this point I managed to capture him on camera - albeit a couple of distant shots - click on the photos to enlarge them for a better view.
With the temperature reading -10C I pulled on several layers of clothing and ventured out to see if I could identify his paw prints in the snow - eureka!
We see lots of wildlife here at Holly Grove but this is the first time we've seen a fox visiting us - makes me glad we've got no chickens!